TSA Precheck (w/ Global Entry) Vs TSA Background Check For HAZMAT

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Solo's Comment
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If you already have TSA Precheck (w/ Global entry as I do), do you still have to go through the background check again (having worked for the federal and state government, I'm going with a 'yes') as part of the process to obtain your HM endorsement?

JuiceBox's Comment
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I dont know the answer to your question but when I got my HM and TWIC at the same time, i had to have two separate background checks. They were the same background checks though and I answered the same questions twice. I'm sure there is a government agency you can contact and get the right answer from somebody with more knowledge on the subject.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

Solo's Comment
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I dont know the answer to your question but when I got my HM and TWIC at the same time, i had to have two separate background checks. They were the same background checks though and I answered the same questions twice. I'm sure there is a government agency you can contact and get the right answer from somebody with more knowledge on the subject.

You know how that call will go.

They won't know and will likely say "Yes, you must answer the same questions twice and complete the same background 2 more times" or something along those lines. They aren't paid enough to care any more than that.

Reminds me of when I was a Deputy Sheriff and wanting to join the SO closer to home. I went by their HQ to pick up the application (that was my first red flag (who uses paper still)) and then the 2nd red flag was I literally had to fill out a stack of paperwork (anyone who has been in law enforcement knows how long those applications are ) twice..the only difference was the color of the paper it was printed on.

Nope. If they were going to have me fill out this much paperwork twice PRIOR to joining, I wasn't ready for the amount of paperwork they would require as part of their incident reports AFTER they hired me.

I stayed put with my current department, while not efficient, I was able to call in my reports (think a doctor calling in dictation) and not have to write anything.

TWIC:

Transportation Worker Identification Credential

Truck drivers who regularly pick up from or deliver to the shipping ports will often be required to carry a TWIC card.

Your TWIC is a tamper-resistant biometric card which acts as both your identification in secure areas, as well as an indicator of you having passed the necessary security clearance. TWIC cards are valid for five years. The issuance of TWIC cards is overseen by the Transportation Security Administration and the Department of Homeland Security.

HOS:

Hours Of Service

HOS refers to the logbook hours of service regulations.

EPU:

Electric Auxiliary Power Units

Electric APUs have started gaining acceptance. These electric APUs use battery packs instead of the diesel engine on traditional APUs as a source of power. The APU's battery pack is charged when the truck is in motion. When the truck is idle, the stored energy in the battery pack is then used to power an air conditioner, heater, and other devices

Dave Reid's Comment
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Yes.

If you already have TSA Precheck (w/ Global entry as I do), do you still have to go through the background check again (having worked for the federal and state government, I'm going with a 'yes') as part of the process to obtain your HM endorsement?

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